Poet, publisher and arts administrator, Servio Gbadamosi heads Winepress Publishing and its parent company, Noirledge Limited, a robust independent publishing house helping to mainstream a generation of new voices in contemporary Nigerian writing.
Through the Sankofa Initiative for Culture and Development, he works with emerging writers, artists and culture practitioners across the country providing multiple development and promotional platforms. Gbadamosi also co-hosts the weekly radio show, Alpha Culture, on Lead Radio 106.5 FM (www.leadradio1065.com). The arts-centric program extends the frontiers of Nigeria’s literary offerings to the mainstream media through its purposeful popularisation of bold new works by emergent writers and creatives in the country.
Gbadamosi’s works have appeared online as well as in journals, newspapers and anthologies like the Association of Nigerian Authors’ (ANA) Review 2017, Crossroads: Anthology of Poems in Honour of Christopher Okigbo, Fela’s Re-arrangement: A Collage of the Poetic Biography of Nigeria’s Folkhero of Afrobeat Music and The Sky is Our Earth: Anthology of Fifty Young Nigerian Poets. He coedited the poetry collections; The Promise this Time was Not a Flood: A Sevhage Anthology of Flood Poems and Salt of the Heart: Anthology of Poems for Nigeria at 50. His debut poetry collection, A Tributary in Servitude, released in February 2015 won the 2015 Association of Nigerian Authors’ Prize for Poetry, one of Nigeria’s most prestigious literary prizes.
A 2016 recipient of the Ebedi International Writers Residency fellowship where he co-wrote the chapbook, A Half-Formed Thing with fellow residents, Ehi’zogie Iyeoman and Ikechukwu Nwaogu, Gbadamosi also curates the Arts and Culture Exchange program in Ibadan and edits SankofaMag, a culture and development magazine at www.mag.sankofainitiative.org.